RARE ANTIQUE TOWERS DOUBLE LOCK HANDCUFFS W PATENT STOP

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS

A PAIR OF

ANTIQUE

TOWERS

DOUBLE LOCK

HANDCUFFS

WITH

VERY RARE

"PATENT STOP"

LAST PATENT DATE: DEC. 5TH, 1882

PLEASE REFER TO THE PICTURES BELOW AS THESE ARE THE EXACT PAIR YOU WILL RECEIVE

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Tower Double Lock Handcuff with the Patent Stop

The "Patent Stop" Model. In 1882 E. D. Bean patented his first handcuff featuring a unique release button that locked the handcuff. This solved the problem of premature locking. In his patent application dated September 1, 1882, Bean stated:

"It often occurs in the attempt of a policeman to arrest and manacle an offender that the handcuff becomes in the struggle accidently closed and locked before the officer can succeed in placing it about his prisoner's wrist, and when this occurs it is a matter of time and difficulty to unlock the instrument, and more chance is afforded the offender to escape from the control of the officer.

The object of this invention is to prevent accidental or premature locking of a handcuff by providing it with a lock containing an adjustable stop controlled by a readily accessible thumb-knob, by means of which the latch or bolt of the lock is restrained from engaging the hasp until such time as the officer
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